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Can You Freeze Coffee Creamer?

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Although some love their coffee black, others insist on sweetening it with cream. There are many varieties of enticing coffee creamers available. The change of the seasons brings about exceptional flavors that you might not experience otherwise.

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Whether it is to save money or simply to enjoy these flavors you have been unable to find, you may find yourself buying several to stock up for later. As you look back at your purchases, you realize you have bought far more than you could finish alone or with your family’s help. If you don’t want to toss out seasonal flavors and have been wondering how to preserve them, we have answers right here.

Can you freeze coffee creamer? Yes, you can. Coffee creamer can be frozen and stored for as long as six months. Any further, and the quality could deteriorate. Although the labels on these items warn against freezing, you can freeze them with little difficulty.

Most coffee creamers are considered non-dairy products. As such, this makes them a suitable alternative to milk for those who might not otherwise be able to consume lactose. Creamers might not contain any lactose, but most of them contain Casein, a milk protein. Thus, checking the ingredients before you buy a product is always wise.

1 How to Freeze Coffee Creamer
2 Freezing Coffee Creamer in Their Bottles
3 Freezing Coffee Creamer into Ice Cubes
Step 1: Portion Your Coffee Creamer
Step 2: Storage
Step 3: Freezing
4 How to Thaw Frozen Coffee Creamer
5 How to Recognize Spoiled Coffee Creamer

How to Freeze Coffee Creamer

During freezing, coffee creamers separate because they don’t contain lactose. Shaking them before using them will successfully recombine the ingredients.

Some non-dairy coffee creamers do not require refrigeration at all. When stored in a cool place like your pantry or cellar out of direct sunlight, non-dairy coffee creamers can last quite a while. If you want to keep it for even longer than that, how do you do that?

Freezing Coffee Creamer in Their Bottles

There is no doubt that water expands when it freezes. As a result, most people would want to avoid freezing their coffee cream out of the bottle. The exception to this rule, however, is coffee creamer. Liquids expand when frozen, but coffee creamer does not. You can easily freeze coffee creamer in its store-bought bottles since they don’t expand when frozen.

Make sure your coffee creamer is sealed airtight when you place the bottle in the freezer. It would be best to label the bottle first before placing it in the freezer, so you consume the older bottles first. I’ve found it helpful to write the date on the cap using a sharpie.

Also, store the newer bottles towards the back of the freezer to prevent touching the older bottles when you reach for them; this is known as FIFO (first in, first out).

Coffee creamer can freeze once, but it doesn’t do well when refrozen. Thus, if you freeze an entire bottle and thaw it if you don’t finish it, the rest goes to waste. As refreezing can spoil the food in the freezer, here’s how you can avoid such an occurrence.

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Freezing Coffee Creamer into Ice Cubes

You can use this method to maximize your coffee creamer’s shelf life and keep them from going bad if you need to refreeze them.

Step 1: Portion Your Coffee Creamer

Use an ice cube tray to create perfect serving-size portions. Pour the creamer into the tray, then place it in the freezer. This method allows you to freeze large quantities of coffee creamer in single servings. Luckily, this ensures that you won’t accidentally let large amounts of creamer go to waste.

Step 2: Storage

The coffee creamer cubes need to be transferred into Ziploc freezer bags once they have frozen solid. To do so, remove the trays from the freezer, pop them out of the tray and place the cubes in the bag.
The air should be removed from the bag(s) as much as possible before sealing them. To achieve maximum freshness, use a vacuum sealer. By insulating your ice cube coffee creamer from the freezing air in the freezer, the freezer bag will help prevent freezer burn.

Step 3: Freezing

Label the bags of ice cube coffee creamer with the date of freezing and their contents before placing them into the freezer.

It can be challenging to identify ice cube coffee creamers when they are frozen. Labeling them is necessary to avoid mistakenly mixing up the flavors. It is also helpful to keep track of how long you have kept them in the freezer by including the freeze date.

How to Thaw Frozen Coffee Creamer

The best method for thawing coffee creamer is place the number of cubes you require in a small covered container and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. If possible, let it remain in the container until it has been reconstituted into a liquid state. A refrigerator thaw obviates the possibility that bacteria will grow there.

The sudden temperature change could cause bacteria in your coffee creamer to grow quicker if you thaw it on the counter. Also, the refrigerator’s temperature prevents the coffee creamer from going bad.

It is best to keep thawed coffee creamer in the refrigerator for no longer than a week. Refrigerate it if you can’t consume it all in one sitting. Coffee creamer should not be refrozen, as it might spoil.

Frozen creamer cubes can also be added to iced coffee drinks or cocktails for a delicious change of pace.

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How to Recognize Spoiled Coffee Creamer

Spoiled coffee creamer resembles sour milk. Your first step should be to examine the texture. You should throw away coffee creamer if the consistency appears lumpy or if it feels chunky. Also, spoiled coffee creamer usually has an offensive odor and looks bad.

Though it would taste different, you shouldn’t attempt to taste it. The consumption of spoiled food is unhealthy and poses serious health risks.

By the way, if you’ve found it difficult to remove the foil from your favorite brand of coffee creamer, here’s a simple hack that might help.

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How to Freeze Coffee Creamer? by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Stock up on the seasonal coffee creamer flavors you love to enjoy later!
Active Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American



  • Liquid Coffee Creamer in any flavor


  • Portion the coffee creamer. Ice cube trays work nicely to create perfect serving sizes. Divide the creamer evenly into ice cube trays, then place in the freezer.
  • Once frozen, remove the cubes from the trays and transfer them to zipclose bags or vacuum seal bags. To retain maximum freshness, remove as much air as possible.
  • Label the bags with name/flavor of the creamer and the date before placing the creamer back into the freezer.

How to Thaw Frozen Coffee Creamer

  • To thaw frozen coffee creamer, place a couple of the frozen cubes in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight.

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  • Consume the thawed creamer within 7 days.
  • Refreezing coffee creamer is not recommended, as it may spoil.
  • Never thaw frozen coffee creamer on a counter, as it is prone to bacterial growth.

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1 thought on “Can You Freeze Coffee Creamer?”

  1. 4 stars
    I bought a ton of creamer because it was on sale for only $2… my plan was to freeze it in ice cube trays and then place into bags once frozen. Thought this was a great idea to make my frappes. The problem is, it isn’t freezing solid enough to even get out of the trays… what do I need to do? The temperature is set as cold as it’ll get…. HELP!!!


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